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  • Amended Certificate of Doing Business Under Assumed Name (.pdf)

  • This form is used to amend a “Certificate of Doing Business As” previously filed in the Dutchess County Clerk’s Office.


    Required:
    * The filing date and index number of the original or previously amended
      certificate must be included on the form
    * $25 in cash, money order or bank check made payable to
      Dutchess County Clerk for filing; add an additional $5 per certified copy
    * Mail notarized form or bring to: Dutchess County Clerk's Office
                                                   22 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY   12601

    Questions? Get answers using Click here for assistance through Your Dutchess Direct -or- Call (845) 486-2120

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  • Application for Index Number (.pdf)

  • In order to start a civil action proceeding in Supreme Court, you must submit an application for an index number.


    Required:
    *  A $210.00 check payable to the Dutchess County Clerk
    *  A summons with notice or summons and complaint

    Questions? Get answers using Click here for assistance through Your Dutchess Direct -or- Call (845) 486-2120

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  • Business Certificate for Partners (.pdf)

  • Every person who conducts business in Dutchess County under an assumed name (such as John's Auto Parts) is required to file a Certificate of Doing Business Under Assumed Name form with the County Clerk's Office. This form is to be used if the words brothers, associates, company, distributors, sons, daughters or any name which indicates more than one owner of the business are included in the business title.  If the business is to be incorporated (including the words corporation, incorporated or limited), it must be filed in Albany.


    Required:
    * Prior to filing, check to see if business name is already on file
      in County's Records Room
    * Name and address of the business (a PO box is not sufficient)
    * Full name, address and signature of the individual conducting business
    * Include the age of any signer who is under 18 years old
    * Completed form must be signed in the presence of a Notary
      Public or Commissioner of Deeds
    * Bring photo ID if signature is to be witnessed (at no charge) at County Clerk's Office
    * $25 in cash, money order or certified check made payable to
      Dutchess County Clerk for filing; add an additional $5 per certified copy
    * Mail notarized form or bring to: Dutchess County Clerk's Office
                                                   22 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY   12601

    Questions? Get answers using Click here for assistance through Your Dutchess Direct -or- Call (845) 486-2120

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  • Certificate of DISCONTINUANCE of Doing Business Under Assumed Name (.pdf)

  • This form is used to DISCONTINUE an existing DBA (Doing Business Under an Assumed Name.)


    Required:
    * Completed form must be signed in the presence of a Notary Public
    * For multiple signatures, all signers must appear before the Notary Public
    * Bring photo ID if signature is to be witnessed (at no charge) at County Clerk's Office
    * The cost of filing is free
    * Certified copies are $5 each payable in cash, bank check or money order made payable to Dutchess County Clerk
    * Mail notarized form or bring to: Dutchess County Clerk's Office
                                                   22 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY   12601

    Questions? Get answers using Click here for assistance through Your Dutchess Direct -or- Call (845) 486-2120

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  • Certificate of Doing Business Under Assumed Name ("D/B/A") (.pdf)

  • Every person who conducts business in Dutchess County under an assumed name (such as John's Auto Parts) is required to file a Certificate of Doing Business Under Assumed Name form with the County Clerk's Office.  This form is used for a DBA by individuals.  If the business is to be incorporated (including the words corporation, incorporated or limited), it must be filed in Albany.


    Required:
    * Prior to filing, check to see if business name is already on file
      in County's Records Room
    * Name and address of the business (a PO box is not sufficient)
    * Full name, address and signature of the individual conducting business
    * Include the age of any signer who is under 18 years old
    * Completed form must be signed in the presence of a Notary
      Public or Commissioner of Deeds
    * Bring photo ID if signature is to be witnessed (at no charge) at County Clerk's Office
    * $25 in cash, money order or certified check made payable to
      Dutchess County Clerk for filing; add an additional $5 per certified copy
    * Mail notarized form or bring to: Dutchess County Clerk's Office
                                                   22 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY   12601

    Questions? Get answers using Click here for assistance through Your Dutchess Direct -or- Call (845) 486-2120

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  • Divorce Forms and Instruction Booklets

  • The website of the New York State Unified Court System offers free instruction booklets and forms for people starting a divorce.  They also provide contact information on how to find a lawyer.


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  • NYS Firearms License Request for Public Records Exemption (.pdf)

  • This form is used to exercise the "opt out" provision (FOIL exemption) for pistol licensees.


    Required:
    * Mail or return (in person) the completed for to: Bradford Kendall
                                                                              Dutchess County Clerk
                                                                              22 Market St.
                                                                              Poughkeepsie, NY   12601

    Questions? Get answers using Click here for assistance through Your Dutchess Direct -or- Call (845) 486-2120

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  • Red Hook Transfer Tax Return (.pdf)

  • Effective August 1, 2007, every person recording a conveyance of real property located in the Town of Red Hook, must at the same time file a Red Hook Transfer Tax Return with the County Clerk, and pay the required amount of tax, if any.

    Required:
    * Complete the Red Hook Transfer Tax Return, consulting the Town of Red Hook Local Law No. 1 of 2007, located on the Town of Red Hook  website.

    * For further guidance, click Here to access the webpage of the Office of the Town Clerk for the Town of Red Hook; click Here to access CPA Local Law  No. 1 of 2007 in pdf format.

    * Enter $255,000 (on or After April 5th, 2014), as the “median residential sales price for Dutchess County”, on Schedule B, Part I, line 2.

    * Attach required document(s) if “box (m)” on Schedule B, Part II is checked.

    * Include check for filing fee in the amount of $5, plus the amount of Red Hook Transfer Tax, if any, made payable to “Dutchess County Clerk”.

    * Mail or bring completed Return, signed by both Grantor and Grantee, together with check to: 
                             Dutchess County Clerk’s Office
                             22 Market Street
                             Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

    Questions? Get answers using Click here for assistance through Your Dutchess Direct -or- Call (845) 486-2120

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  • Request for Pistol Permit Transfer from Dutchess County (.pdf)

  • This form is to be used to transfer a pistol permit from Dutchess County to another county.


    Required:
    * $5.00 U.S. check or money order payable to Dutchess County Clerk
    * $5.00 U.S. check or money order payable to County where you are moving
    * Return to: Dutchess County Clerk's Office
                      22 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY   12601
                      Attention:  Pistol Permits

    Questions? Get answers using Click here for assistance through Your Dutchess Direct

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  • Return the FAVOR Application Form (.pdf)

  • Any honorably discharged military veteran residing in Dutchess County may get a FAVOR discount card.

    • Bring photo identification and Military Discharge Papers or DD214 to the Veterans Services Office located on the 4th Floor of 22 Market Street, Poughkeepsie.  If your papers are already filed with the County Clerk, only photo ID is necessary.
    • Complete the above form
    • Proceed to the County Clerk's Office located on the 1st Floor of 22 Market St.  Press the "J" category at the customer service booth.
    • Receive your Dutchess County Veteran's Identification Card

     

    If you are a business or merchant and would like to participate in the FAVOR Program, complete the Business Application Form (.pdf) and return it to the Dutchess County Clerk's Office located on the 1st Floor, 22 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY.

    Questions? Get answers using Click here for assistance through Your Dutchess Direct -or- Call (845) 486-2195

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  • TEENS (Teens Electronic Event Notification Service) (.pdf)

  • The TEENS (Teens Electronic Event Notification Service) provides notification to parents/guardians when their teenage driver has a DMV related conviction, suspension, revocation, or accident.  Visit the following links on the New York State DMV website for more information:




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